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Auckland Open: Gasquet beats Goffin to reach 68th ATP semi-final
Richard Gasquet will play the winner of the match between Serb Laslo Djere and Frenchman Constant Lestienne in the next round
Frenchman Richard Gasquet beat Belgian David Goffin 1-6, 6-1, 6-1 in a battle between two former top 10 players to reach the semi-finals of the Auckland Open at the ASB Tennis Centre on Thursday.
Gasquet, ranked No 67 in the world currently, will face the winner of the match between Serb Laslo Djere and Frenchman Constant Lestienne in what will be his 68th career semi-final at the ATP level.
Ahead of his win today, the 36-year-old Frenchman defeated Kiwi wildcard Kiranpal Pannu (6-3, 6-1) and Portuguese lucky loser João Sousa (7-6 (2), 6-2).
Goffin, ranked No 53, had beaten Kazakh Alexander Bublik, the No 5 seed (6-3, 6-4) and American qualifier Christopher Eubanks (6-2, 6-4) earlier in the tournament.
Auckland ATP 250, other quarter-final results (ASB Tennis Centre, hard, most recent results first):
- Jenson Brooksby beat Quentin Halys: 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2)
- Cameron Norrie (2) beat Marcos Giron: 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-2
- Laslo Djere vs. Constant Lestienne